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Old 12-28-2012, 06:59 PM   #51 
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Originally Posted by fishy314 View Post
Put the tank in direct sunlight.
I tried that but by the time my window gets sun it's late in the day and I can't move the tank ;; Maybe I need brighter lights.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:12 PM   #52 
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Pothos in filter. Extra water changes.
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:56 PM   #53 
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Originally Posted by Ouch View Post
Would a UV light kill the beneficial bacteria in a cycled tank or am I confusing it with something else? (which is a possibility with me lol)
Since beneficial bacteria are sticky and adhere to all the surface areas, in the top layer of the substrate and in the filter media-very little are in the water column. A UV light won't hurt your nitrogen cycle since they are designed to destroy things in the water column as they pass through the UV light.
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